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Title: Software to use instead of Photoshop
Post by: cathyslife on March 08, 2021, 15:14
I know there was just a discussion of software to use instead of PS recently, but I have no clue what thread it was in, or remember the name of the software.

Some fine art groups I belong to are scanning their art and want to clean up the image. I suggested The Gimp but I think another freebie or less expensive program than PS was mentioned.

Can you help?

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Software to use instead of Photoshop
Post by: sgoodwin4813 on March 08, 2021, 15:46
Maybe Affinity Photo?  I haven't used it but it sounds good and it's $50 or something like that with no subscription.
Title: Re: Software to use instead of Photoshop
Post by: alexandersr on March 08, 2021, 16:46
I know there was just a discussion of software to use instead of PS recently, but I have no clue what thread it was in, or remember the name of the software.

Some fine art groups I belong to are scanning their art and want to clean up the image. I suggested The Gimp but I think another freebie or less expensive program than PS was mentioned.

Can you help?

Thanks in advance.

Hi, try these

https://www.darktable.org/ (https://www.darktable.org/)
https://www.gimp.org/ (https://www.gimp.org/)
https://www.photopea.com/ (https://www.photopea.com/)

Title: Re: Software to use instead of Photoshop
Post by: k_t_g on March 08, 2021, 17:09
For more look in here......https://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/topic/needing-free-graphic-programe/ (https://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/topic/needing-free-graphic-programe/)

https://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/topic/quot-da-vinci-eye-quot-app-for-phone/ (https://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/topic/quot-da-vinci-eye-quot-app-for-phone/)

https://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/topic/drawing-apps/ (https://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/topic/drawing-apps/)

Title: Re: Software to use instead of Photoshop
Post by: cathyslife on March 09, 2021, 11:27
Maybe Affinity Photo?  I haven't used it but it sounds good and it's $50 or something like that with no subscription.

Yes! This the one I was thinking of. Thanks!
Title: Re: Software to use instead of Photoshop
Post by: cathyslife on March 09, 2021, 11:29
I know there was just a discussion of software to use instead of PS recently, but I have no clue what thread it was in, or remember the name of the software.

Some fine art groups I belong to are scanning their art and want to clean up the image. I suggested The Gimp but I think another freebie or less expensive program than PS was mentioned.

Can you help?

Thanks in advance.

Hi, try these

https://www.darktable.org/ (https://www.darktable.org/)
https://www.gimp.org/ (https://www.gimp.org/)
https://www.photopea.com/ (https://www.photopea.com/)

Excellent! Thanks.
Title: Re: Software to use instead of Photoshop
Post by: cathyslife on March 09, 2021, 11:30
For more look in here......https://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/topic/needing-free-graphic-programe/ (https://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/topic/needing-free-graphic-programe/)

https://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/topic/quot-da-vinci-eye-quot-app-for-phone/ (https://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/topic/quot-da-vinci-eye-quot-app-for-phone/)

https://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/topic/drawing-apps/ (https://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/topic/drawing-apps/)

Thank you!
Title: Re: Software to use instead of Photoshop
Post by: Uncle Pete on March 09, 2021, 12:09
Maybe Affinity Photo?  I haven't used it but it sounds good and it's $50 or something like that with no subscription.

Yes! This the one I was thinking of. Thanks!

Minor additions. $24.99 and the free trial, no watermarks, no BS, full version, is a very generous 90 days.

Photo, Designer and Publisher are each a different software package. I only have Photo installed.

Very intuitive. Everything is treated similar to a RAW file or digital negative. You make adjustments and then save as a working file. When you are done, you export an image in the format you want. Your original images are not destroyed in the process.
Title: Re: Software to use instead of Photoshop
Post by: cathyslife on March 09, 2021, 18:23
Maybe Affinity Photo?  I haven't used it but it sounds good and it's $50 or something like that with no subscription.

Yes! This the one I was thinking of. Thanks!

Minor additions. $24.99 and the free trial, no watermarks, no BS, full version, is a very generous 90 days.

Photo, Designer and Publisher are each a different software package. I only have Photo installed.

Very intuitive. Everything is treated similar to a RAW file or digital negative. You make adjustments and then save as a working file. When you are done, you export an image in the format you want. Your original images are not destroyed in the process.

Good to know, thanks!
Title: Re: Software to use instead of Photoshop
Post by: aphasia on March 10, 2021, 09:56
Ive used Affinity Photo ever since Adobe started the subscription plan for photoshop and I find it does everything photoshop does for what I require and much much more. I don't like it for RAW, for that I used Iridient Developer.
Title: Re: Software to use instead of Photoshop
Post by: Opalescence on March 20, 2021, 07:40
Affinity sounds good. Should try. Do they have all those different presets as you can get separately for Photoshop/Lightroom? I mean moods, skies, flares, rainbows, fairy dust, and whatnots to ad. I quite like playing with those. Or are they already in the app?